§ 24. Mr. MALCOLM
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Turks in their communiqués have from time to time claimed during the Gallipoli Campaign to have captured a large number of British prisoners in the Dardanelles; and, if so, whether the British Government, through the American Ambassador, will inquire what numbers of British prisoners so captured are now in Turkish hands?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The numbers of officers and men captured in the Dardanelles who are now prisoners in the hands of the Turks are believed to be nineteen and 359, respectively. These figures represent the totals of the lists received from the Turkish Government, after check and verification at the War Office and collation with information received from other sources. The figures as thus checked were also referred back to the United States Embassy at Constantinople for further check.